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Get the advanced knowledge you need to begin a welding career in two years.
Learn fundamental and advanced welding techniques
In the first year of your welding diploma, you'll get hands-on training in shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and flux-cored arc welding (FCAW). In second year, you'll learn advanced techniques including flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead welding. This diploma prepares you for structural and pipe/pressure vessel applications.
Work in specialty labs with the most experienced faculty in the GTA
Experience hours of hands-on learning in labs that mirror the professional welding workplace. You'll learn from the most highly certified welding faculty of any college in the Greater Toronto Area. Sheridan instructors bring decades of industry experience into their teaching. Small class sizes mean you'll get one-on-one mentorship with these instructors to help you succeed in class and at work.
Graduate ready for a welding apprenticeship
When you graduate, you'll have the skills and knowledge necessary to begin an apprenticeship. You'll be able to apprentice as a welder, boilermaker, pipefitter, steamfitter, millwright or sheet-metal mechanic. Sheridan's welding program has such a strong reputation that employers may decide you've fulfilled the requirements of a first-year apprentice and allow you to begin as a second-year apprentice instead.
Discover the best way to find welding and fabrication technician jobs
When you're in the classroom, you'll learn how to conduct a job search, maintain proper work documentation and communicate effectively on the job.
You'll also study industrial practices in areas such as:
- Metallurgy (chemical processes)
- Blueprints and construction documents
- Layout and fabrication
- Trade calculations
- Welding theory
Earn up to nine licences with the Canadian Welding Bureau
Our two-year Welding and Fabrication Technician diploma provides opportunities for you to earn certifications with the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB). You may challenge structural steel tests in four welding processes to obtain up to nine licences. Sheridan welding students take their tests on campus at a discounted testing rate. It's one of the most affordable ways to get your welding certifications.
Explore your future welding lab
As a Welding and Fabrication Technician student at Sheridan, you'll work in specialty labs with industry-standard equipment. Curious to see inside? Take a virtual tour of a welding lab that you'll use as a student in this program.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
CODE TITLE CREDITS ENGI16367 Welding Trade Safety 3 ENGI19798 Blueprint Reading Fundamentals for Welders 3 MATH13199 Mathematics for Welders 3 ENGI14579 Welding and Cutting Processes 4 ENGI17545 Structural Fillet Welding in the Flat/Horizontal Positions 5 APPL19402 Computer Applications 3 COMM15586 Industrial Workplace Preparation 3 Total: 24
CODE TITLE CREDITS ENGI10065 Metallurgy for Welding 3 ENGI13672 Blueprint Reading Applications for Welders 3 ENGI17370 Sheet Metal Layout and Fabrication 3 CADD13685 Concepts and Mechanical Applications - CAD 1 3 ENGI19014 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 4 ENGI10004 Structural Groove Welding with Backing in the Flat/Horizontal Positions 5 General Education Course (Open) 3 Total: 24
CODE TITLE CREDITS MATH20271 Mathematics for Welders 2 3 CADD20229 Computer Assisted Design – 3D Model 4 ENGI20069 Structural Steel Layout & Fabrication 8 ENGI25849 Structural Groove Welding with Backing in the Vertical/Overhead Positions 6 General Education Course (Open) 3 Total: 24
CODE TITLE CREDITS Rigging & Hoisting Operations 2 Trade Science 3 Pipe & Pressure Vessel Systems Layout & Fabrication 8 Welding Operations Management 4 Welding in Pipe & Pressure Vessel Applications 6 Total: 23
Courses subject to change.
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Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
- One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U).
Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.
All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.
After graduating from the two-year Welding and Fabrication Technician diploma program, you'll be able to apply for a wide variety of jobs, such as:
- Structural Steel Welder
- Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Millwright
- Sheet Metal Mechanic
- Welding Inspector
- Welding Technologist
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Use safe practices in the welding environment related to personal conduct, use of tools and equipment and exposure to hazardous materials and conditions in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations for industrial establishments.
- Utilize blueprints and shop drawings to achieve specified weldment configurations.
- Apply trade-related math skills to welding and fabrication including geometry, algebra, trigonometry, area, volume and ratio as well as calculations involving weights, loads and lifts.
- Use the main thermal cutting, beveling, piercing and gouging processes common to the welding/fabrication environment to complete practical projects.
- Perform hands-on, all position surface fillet and groove welds with backing using oxy-fuel (OFW), shielded metal arc (SMAW), gas metal arc (GMAW), flux core arc (FCAW) and gas tungsten (GTAW) welding processes and appropriate consumables and common materials of structural shapes and composition.
- Perform open root welding on plate and pipe in all positions using SMAW and GTAW processes.
- Correct weld discontinuities and fit errors, applying knowledge of metals, their properties and the impact of various processes on them.
- Solve problems related to materials, tools, equipment and processes used in the welding/fabrication environment to acceptable industry standards.
- Adhere to codes, standards and specifications relevant to each specific fabrication activity.
- Apply appropriate distortion control and correction techniques to expansion and contraction forces when required in a given welding process.
- Use the appropriate lifting, hoisting and rigging devices safely in welding and fabrication and according to weight calculations and configurations.
- Prepare accurate estimates of time and costs using Word and Excel for a given welding/fabrication project.
- Apply welding and fabrication industry knowledge and skills to meet expectations of Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) practical testing.
- Perform preventative maintenance related to welding materials, tools and equipment.
- Fabricate an item from initial sketches to completion and inspection according to given standards and tolerances.
Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees shown here are for the 2020–2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.
Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.
Fees for Canadian students$5,077.69
Fees for International students$18,130.69
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Ontario College Diploma
Full-time 2 years Program code: PWLFT
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